Nick Heidfeld, BMW, Monaco, 2009

German teams ‘wrong to leave F1’ in 2009 – Marchionne

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne believes BMW and the Germany-based Toyota F1 teams made a mistake by leaving the sport when they did.

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While Red Bull continue to protest about the current engine rules, another team responded differently to their win-less 2015 campaign:

This is why I still respect McLaren and Ron Dennis. They don’t spent time moaning about how other team advantage is an injustice.

F1 is always about pushing all the boundaries of technologies, and currently software and fuel blends just becoming more prominent and it’s something that customer team will hard to get. McLaren realises this before Red Bull does and what they do is making partnership with Honda so they can become factory works again. Whether it works or not, its the proof that they’re better competitors than Red Bull.
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